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, he sell his health care plan. later on today president obama will address the nation once again, trying to gain support for the affordable care act. karen travers reports, the glitches have taken their toll. >> today president obama lodge is a big health care pr push. he is encouraging americans to sign up for health insurance, but he is also trying to make -- change public opinion after two months of witches and delays. they say it is too little, too late. >> we will continue to listen to the market people and try to focus on protecting them from a flawed law. >> yesterday, after two months of around the clock work, the technical problems that help their got of -- at healthcare.gov were mostly fixed. hiccups,. somll hiccups, some users will encounter delays. some users are still not having much luck. howard has-- dan been waiting for two months. >> i cannot go any further because i'm not verified that i am me. >> his biggest concern now is getting a new policy in time. attack nineeart years ago, i'm terrified of not having a policy on january 1. differentll focus on aspects of
if it was going too fast. >>> president obama is said to make some comments about his health care law at a youth white house event today. it's the second-straight day he will be talking about obama care. as karen travers tells us, that's by design. >> reporter: president obama highlighted the progress at healthcare.gov. but once again, he reminded americans that the health care law is not just a website. and he had a strong message for republicans. he said the health care law is here to stay. >> my main message today is we're not going back. after just the first month, despite all of the problems in the rollout, about 500,000 people across the country are poised to gain health care coverage threw marketplaces and medicaid beginning on january 1st. >> reporter: but the white house says the problems are almost fixed. over the next three weeks they'll make a big push to get people enrolled so they have health insurance by january 1st. john and diana? >> karen, thank you. >>> bill clinton is clarifying recent comments about health care. president clinton recently said that mr. obama should keep his
, or abc 7 president obama is taking a break from promoting health care and focusing on the economy. the president is calling on congress to increase the minimum wage. he argues growing income inequality and stagnant wages threaten upward mobility and retirement security. >> i believe this is the defining challenge of our time, making sure our economy works for every working american. ran for president, the center of last year's campaign, to drive everything i do in this office. >> we will have highlights and reaction tonight at 5:00. >> the health care law is getting a grilling on capitol hill. there is a live look there. partners atur news politico have learned that 29,000 people signed up on healthcare.gov signed up on sunday. that's more than the entire several october. intersections closed because of a gas leak in tysons cner. the gas line broke near cambridge road. drivers are being asked to avoid that area. the judiciary and public safety committee holding a hearing. they are focusing on the vacancies in paramedics and fire in umass. they will also look at a scathing audit. t
. did president obama deliver on his promise to bring the health care website back from the brink? the white house says as of today a lot of the tangled mess has been fixed, that 750,000 people visited the site by 5:30. jonathan karl looks at the whole picture right now. >> reporter: healthcare.gov may be working better but dan howard of freeport, pennsylvania has been trying to enroll for two months and is still out of luck. >> i can log on and amazingly i can log on darn quick, but whenever i finish my actual log in it says i can't go any further because i'm not verified that i'm me. >> reporter: he received a cancellation notice from his insurance company back in september. now howard is worried he's running out of time to get a new policy. >> i had a heart attack nine years ago. i'm terrified of not having a policy on january 1st. >> reporter: others experience delays. the white house says it's due to a huge increase in traffic worthy of cyber monday. 375,000 visiting the website by noon today. but this time for those who can't get in right away, there is a system that allows
big 10 challenge. morell hear >> today, president obama turned his attention away from health care overhaul and to the nation's economy. >> he returned to the team from his campaigns, reducing income inequality starting with they change in the minimum wage. rebecca cooper is outside the arc where the president laid his plans. >> it is the townhall education arts and recreation campus built here in anacostia. the president deliberately chose to come here today to talk about the growing problem of income inequality in the united states. calling on congress to raise the minimum wage, the president said it is time to reduce the gap between rich and poor recently cited by the pope. >> this increasing inequality is most pronounced in our country. it challenges the very essence of who we are as a people. >> he has asked congress to boost the minimum wage to closer to $10 an hour. the d.c. changer -- d.c. chamber of congress -- d.c. chamber of commerce has backed a boost and says it puts ecm maryland at a distinct this advantage, competing with the commonwealth for new jobs. >> until the s
in the state's mental health care system. , a topll before congress obama administration official explains what action is needed now. >> as we go to break how much a look at the national tree lighting ceremon a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the enviroent, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share e love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. >> we are talking about the farm bill land of congress cannot agree quick lee, get ready to pay a lot more at the grocery store. >> secretary of agriculture tom vill sack says they need to know about it. giving a very real warning. cliques you're going to go to the grocery store to get the gallon of milk and you will not be able to find it. >> the farm bill expired october 1 day of the secretary tom vill sack warning failure to renew could trigger something called permanent law established to hel
gonzalez, abc news in the bronx, new york. >> the obama administration said the worst of the glitches on its health care website have been fixed. i spoke with ginger gibson, the congressional reporter for politico. >> so far, it is getting a passing grade but it will be incomplete at this point as it begins its second attempt to rollout. there haven't been real problems at this point. people are still able to login. haven't seen any big crashes or problems but it is not over yet. ,ots of people out shopping monday will probably be a big test. >> so when can we expect a mission accomplished banner? [laughter] >> i think the white house is being pretty cautious. a lot of tepid cheering from democrats today who don't want to be seen as kicking the football when they could still be down by seven points. >> the president's approval ratings are down quite a bit. he is seeing his numbers continue to fall. the rollout of this website has not been good for president obama. people are starting to question whether they trust him. republicans see that is something they can capitalize on, looking
they could have 6 to 8 million people enrolled for health care. >> as president obama told abc's barbara walters his legacy may depend on it. >> the good thing about when you are down, you have nowhere to go but up. >> the next deadline at the white house is december 23rd. that's the date when people must be enrolled if they want coverage by the first of next year. one top aide told me, our fingers are crossed. john and diana? >> jeff, thank you for that. >>> another washington-based on-line frenzy has been resolved. this one involving picking a new name for the panda cub born in august at the smithsonian zoo. 100,000 on-line voters around the world chose bao-bao which means precious or treasure. >> so cute. >> totally cute. >> the panda cub won't have to brave the elements for sometime but for the rest of you here's a look at the weather. wintry mix of rain and snow will stretch from the pacific norse to the great lakes. other than showers in the carolinas mostly dry everywhere else. >> 30s and 40s in the north, 50s and 60s in me mid section. 60s and 70s across the south. >>> first it w
at 6:00. >> a new speedbump on the road to health care reform. just two days after the obama administration said it had fixed some 400 bugs on the healthcare.gov website, users are running into a different delay. sign. that is a positive scott thuman is in the newsroom. you could call it cyber monday, though with some issues. the website did not crash necessarily, but it would not necessarily let you instantly enroll either. the white house says it is because it had 300 75,000 visitors today alone even before noon. today aloneisitors even before noon. encouraging news, but it is still not able to handle quite that much. this.y are seeing we need you to wait here so we can make sure there is room for you to have a good experience, it says. it even offers to notify you when it's ready. >> we are not done, but we have passed an important milestone. >> there are also other issues on the site's backend. it is sometimes failing to deliver your info to the insurance company, meaning they are yournow they provider. >> if
director of the maryland health exchange has resigned. rebecca pearce supervised the exchange. a resignation comes one week after being grilled about the website. the driving rain did not stop tonight lighting of the national christmas tree. president obama light the tree. help light it with a character from christmas -- sesame street. , whyalous news from abc you will see less of olivia pope the season. don't let this sweet little face for you. -- fool you. this dog is a hard criminal. what he did, coming up. >> >> you are watching abc seven ,ews at 11:00 with leon harris and the chief meteorologist doug hill. this is abc seven news at 11 , on your side. cutting oned it is show episodes for the season. that means 18 episodes will air instead of the original 22. there are rumors that kerry washington and her husband are exciting a baby. and will take a break return in february for the final episode of season three. a new drama hits theaters this weekend. arch campbell has a review. >> don't go looking for holiday week's out of the surface -- furnace. it stars christian bale. p
wages supersize. >> reporter: president obama capitalizing on the sentiment. and changing the subject from health care. >> we know that people's frustrations run deeper than the most recent political battles. >> reporter: saying income inequality is one of the nation's greatest threats. >> it's rooted in the nagging sense that no matter how hard they work, the deck is stacked against them. >> reporter: as the economy rebounds -- >> last month, 203,000 new jobs were created. >> reporter: -- fears still run deep. more than 6 in 10 workers fear for losing their jobs. an have been left out of the rekoifrry. ricky grimes is a trash collector in rural virginia. >> i'm still making the same paycheck i made when i was 19 years old and i'm getting ready to be 34. and everything in the world has went up in price, but my pay stays the same. >> reporter: how much government can or should help the grimes family and others is at the heart of budget talks. from deep pro posed food stamp cuts in 2 farm bill to extending unemployment benefits expeeriir for workers. lawmakers are zeroing in on a modest
. the former south african president died yesterday. he was 95 years old. >>> president obama planning to lead the dell gration to south africa for a state funeral. >>> and today, we get an important reading on the health of the u.s. economy, as the government releases the monthly jobs report. one survey found private companies added 215,000 jobs last month, beating expectations. >> looking at today's weather. rainy in the northeast. icy from the great lakes into texas. below zero in the northern plains. it will be even normally toasty. l.a. will stay in the 50s. >>> finally this morning, a parting tribute to nelson mandela. >> the leader, the pioneer and one of the world's most influential icons remembered this morning across the globe from people of all walks of life. >> for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands. >> it was tremendous. it was just tremendous. there was a lot of excitement. the electricity in the air. and he was truly one of the great, great heroes of our time. >> i just want to say, it's extremely sad and
is clear rested, bright eyed and bushy tail them newest member of the obama family showing too much puppy love in the white house. >>> and next half hour, don't forget about the morning glass of orange juice. how about taking a shower with it? it is the latest health trend. the vitamin c shower. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> classic. love that song. >> even in the bark fashion. >> yep. >> what do you get when you mix jingle bell holiday spirit with a bouncing new puppy. >> at the white house it wasn't canine carolling but it head added to the festivities. and of course anything involving a puppy makes it our favorite story of the day. here's maib mary bruce. >> reporter: someone maybe a little too excited for the holidays. sonny, the newest member of the obama family joined the first lady and children for holiday cheer. bounding with excitement, her first christmas at the white house. she got too rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sonny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil th
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